Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ship Concepts

These are several concepts for the various ships in the first few chapters of Transpose Operator. The top one is the final for the most important ship in the story. It's basically the home base for most of the main characters. It's a self sustaining living ship that can go for months(sometimes years) without needing to be resupplied or repaired.
It hovers, and despite it's size is relatively quiet. It's not equipped with a lot of artillery as it relies more on speed and defense, and the skills of the individual members living on it.

It's funny, even though it's so important this craft doesn't have a name yet. I've been considering taking votes on several of the names I've been thinking about, but I'm not sure how much feedback I'd actually be getting from that. If I do decide to have a poll I'll be sure to let everyone know.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Christmas Cookies

So this is kind of heinously late. But I made a bunch of Christmas cookies with friends and family in December. There was a lot of awesome food too, although our cookies looked the best of all. I took some photos to document it although I wish I had more process photos, it was quite an undertaking, let me tell you. these were also taken with my crappy razor cell phone so excuse the quality.

there were several plates off cookies stacked high in addition to putting some of them on desert trays.

wait a second... what's that weird looking one?

Out of all the cookies I made this was my favorite one. I figured I should make AT LEAST 1 creepy monster cookie among all the holiday themed ones.

Even though he looks scary with his melty red eyes and huge green sprinkle maw, he just wants to be friends with everyone so he wears a pretty pink dress to try and let everyone know that.
At least I think that's a dress, it could be the blood of his victims... I'll let you be the judge.

There were a few other monster ones. My friend Su and I made a pair of zombies, this one was mine, he had some kind of weird 3D proboscis eyes and mouth that got a little jumbled in the end game. But he's still a blood thirsty sugar cookie zombie despite his deformities.
Unfortunately by the time I went to take a picture of Su's zombie twin SOMEONE HAD ALREADY EATEN IT!

Su's Pac-Man cookie survived long enough for me to get a picture of her displaying it.

The Christmas Party was at my friend Maddy's house. Her mom has this neat village set up with a working train set(also Elvis' house). It was funny when all the toddlers arrived because they crashed and broke it at least 5 times before it had to be put away.

One of these days I will remember to bring a PROPER camera to holiday/exciting events... It was fun doing this photo blog, so hopefully this will be the first of many to come.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Karin and Max Sketches

In case you didn't see it on Twitter, I was sick yesterday and since I'm doing the sketch pages in real time, that kept me from posting. So here it is a day late.

Most of these were from when I was figuring out outfit ideas for both these guys.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Max Sketches

Hey, do you guys remember how in my webcomic Transpose Operator, Karin is the only character we can ACTUALLY see? Everyone else is in those damn environmental suits, so most of the cast hasn't even been seen yet. However if you've frequented the blog you may have seen in some of the sketch compilations a particular character with an eyepatch- Max.

Some of these sketches are older than others and so Max's scars, hair, etc are a little different in the older ones. I was still figuring out his design and appropriate back-story elements that would influence his image.
In the end I'm pretty happy with his design and he's definitely one of the more fun characters to draw.